Waiheke Marketplace : December 22nd 2010
December 22, 2010 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 Wa s n r card Wk ' Waiheke's ownc r edit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan C row Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 Ph 372 8102 'Tis the season of crime By GEORGE GARDNER CONTINUED Page 3 POLICE are warning people not to take the season of goodwill for granted with reports of thefts and burglar- ies on the rise. Victims include pensioner Barry Young, 72, from Auck- land who had his clothes stolen from Palm Beach this month. He and his wife were staying at Waiheke Island Resort when he went for an early morning swim, leaving his clothing and towel under an upturned dinghy at the eastern end of the beach. He returned 20 minutes later to find his bundle of clothing had been swiped -- leaving him to walk back up to his accommodation in just his swimming trunks. It s a sad day when a per- son can t leave clothing on a beach while they have a dip in the sea, he says. At that time of morning the only people on the beach are walkers. Earlier this month, three cars had their windscreens smashed at the Owhanake carpark halfway up the road to Oneroa from Matiatia wharf. Police watch house officer Sue Philcox says nothing was stolen but one car had its bumpers pulled off and shoved through the back win- dow. Mrs Philcox says there has also been a spate of thefts from letterboxes and police are particularly worried about the increase of house break-ins where alcohol is targeted. It s important people lock up everything. We still hear of people who go out and leave their houses unlocked. Cracker of a wish at Christmas Christmas wish: Rosie Davies pulls a cracker with grandson Ollie, 3. By GILL ALCOCK Most children are busy asking Santa for their two front teeth but all little Ollie Davies wants for Christmas is hearing in his left ear. It won t happen this year, but if all goes to plan, the three-year-old who was born profoundly deaf will be able to hear the sound of Santa s sleigh bells by Christmas 2011. The plan involves securing the $40,000 needed for a cochlear implant oper- ation for Ollie s left ear. The boy has already had a suc- cessful implant in his right ear. Around $28,000 has been raised through donations, events and sausage sizzles hosted by Ollie s dad Gary Davies. It is hoped a final event called Let s Hear it for the Boy will see the target reached. Mr Davies wants the operation to go ahead in February or March. This will be followed by a lot of hard work by Ollie, his family, staff at Auckland s Hearing House and teachers at creche to help him adjust. All this will ensure that little Ollie s Christmas wish will come true. Let s Hear it for the Boy is at Wild on Waiheke on January 16, noon to 5pm. Entry $10.
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